Category: Harlequin Desire

Which Series Are You? Part 1

Are you an aspiring romance writer from an underrepresented community interested in the #RomanceIncludesYou Mentorship — or are you planning to submit your story to Harlequin through our regular channels this fall? Then we can’t wait to see your stories! You might be curious about what we publish at Harlequin or where your story fits.…

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Interview with… Naima Simone

We’re pleased to have USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone with us today. She’s here to tell us about her writing process and her September 2019 release! Can you describe your writing process? Coffee. LOL! I’m only half-kidding, because coffee is a vital part of the process. When I begin a book, I always start…

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Interview with Harlequin Desire’s Joss Wood

This month marks the publication of Joss Wood’s Redeemed by Passion, the finale of Harlequin Desire’s Dynasties: Secrets of the A-List continuity. Her fellow A-List author Karen Booth got Joss to hold forth on the ups and downs of starting out, the challenges of the writing life and what she does to perfect her craft.…

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Harlequin Desire Chat: Joss Wood interviews Reese Ryan!

Harlequin Desire author Reese Ryan to aspiring authors: “Above all, keep writing. Keep trying.” Reese Ryan’s Seduced by Second Chances, out this month, marks the third instalment of Harlequin Desire’s continuity miniseries, Dynasties: Secrets of the A-List. Fellow Dynasties: SOTAL author Joss Wood caught up with Reese to discuss what made her serious about pursuing…

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Make a Date with Desire: Meet Naima Simone!

USA TODAY bestselling author Naima Simone will have her Desire debut in June 2019, when her series The Blackout Billionaires launches. Desire Assistant Editor Tahra Seplowin recently caught up with Naima to find out about what inspired her new series, and how pop culture influences her writing and her penchant for high-drama storytelling. Tahra Seplowin:…

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Make a Date with Desire: Partnering Up

Longtime critique partners USA TODAY bestselling author Cathy Mann and Joanne Rock met up at the RWA national conference in Denver to discuss how the arrangement has worked for them, particularly as their Desire stories have evolved with more complex subplots. Check out this adorable video!

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Make a Date with Desire: Jessica Lemmon Talks about Rejection

Rooting for Rejection by Jessica Lemmon No matter what stage of your writing career you’re in, no one likes to hear the word “no.” From newbies to seasoned, every author gets rejected on projects. As much as it stings, especially in the early stages, I encourage you to celebrate each and every “no” you hear.…

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Make a Date with Desire: Meet Desire Author Joanne Rock!

Written Consent: In this Q&A, Desire author Joanne Rock shares her tips on depicting power dynamics in love scenes. SYTYCW: You have written for different Harlequin series, including Blaze and most recently Desire. These are sexy books with lots of intimacy. Do you find particular challenges in depicting consensual relations? Joanne Rock: I am drawn…

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